I’m in the middle of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES right now, and I’m really loving it. The dark humor reminds me a lot of SPEAK.
I’m also reading IGNITE ME, because it’s about time I finish that series.
What I’m Writing
I’m almost done revising the part of FROM THE ASHES I already have written! My goal is to finish that this week so I can start working on the new stuff, which I actually outlined. (WHAT.)
I also have about 2k written in AN UNFORGIVING LAND, which is the novel I won NaNo in 2007 with (and is the first one I ever completed!). I read it to make an outline to work with, but it’s going to be a complete rewrite since I like the idea, but not the writing.
And I outlined OF BAND GEEKS AND REVOLUTIONS, the contemporary idea I mentioned in my last WUW post. I’m using the term “outline” generously, though – I have a beginning, and ending, and two events that happen in the middle. Because I like to live dangerously.
What Works For Me
In addition to the sticker calendar system, I’ve got an Excel spreadsheet keeping track of my daily word counts for this year, and when I looked at it the other day, I saw that I’ve written over 30k words this year! So that was super cool and inspiring to see how much I’ve done already this year without even realizing it.
What Else Is New
I decided to try out Ipsy and got my first bag last week. I love that they sent me everything in this super cute makeup bag! Also, everything they sent me is something I can see myself using (I’m not super adventurous when it comes to makeup – I basically use concealer and a lip color and call it a day). I’ve already tried the lipstick and highlighter pencil and LOVE them.
Jobapalooza 2015 (as I semi-affectionately call job hunting) is underway. I’ve been getting together as many of my application materials ahead of time as I can so I can just submit everything when things are posted. I’ve also been redoing things I already have (resume, cover letter) while listening to Beyoncé because my general life goal for 2015 is to channel my inner Beyoncé more. #flawless
And finally, today is my birthday, so tonight I will be celebrating (but not too hard because I have school tomorrow). Things that are making me feel old: getting my non-parental health insurance materials in the mail yesterday; having to Google teen slang the other night because my friend and I saw it on Tumblr and had no idea what it meant; my brother getting his second college acceptance letter in the mail on Monday; stating that I won’t be celebrating too hard because I have school tomorrow, not as a student, but as the adult supervision.